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Andy Bell died May 1

Roy Andrew “Andy” Bell, age 52, passed away in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN on May 1, 2010. He was born on September 13, 1957, to Roy Arthur “Buddy” Bell, Jr. and Donnis Hurst Bell Ward. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cairo, Georgia.
After graduating from Cairo High School in 1975 he entered the United States Army and served in the 101st Airborne Division for seven years, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. For many years, he worked as a tile artisan in South Georgia, North Florida and Tennessee. His most recent employment was with Matthews International Corporation in Lebanon, TN. His passion for life was music, golf and fishing on the Gulf of Mexico. He was an avid supporter of the Cairo Syrupmakers, Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves. Throughout his life he was always active in local bands. Most recently, he was the bass guitarist in the band “Second Hand Smoke” in Nashville, TN. He was active in the Narcotics Anonymous and presently a member of “Primary Purpose” group in Lebanon, TN.
Survivors include: Son, Rodney Alan Bell of Atlanta, GA; Mother, Donnis Hurst Bell Ward, of Brentwood, TN; Brother, Art Bell of Brentwood, TN; Sister, Amy Dorsch of Tallahassee, FL; Grandmother, Christell Merritt Hurst of Havana, FL; Nieces and Nephews, Brian Bell, Brandon Bell, Brittany Bell, Mikayla Kestner, Jordan Dorsch, Andrew Dorsch and Carter Dorsch; a host of Uncles, Aunts and Cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Arthur “Buddy” Bell, Jr; Grandfather, Roy Arthur Bell; Grandmother, Ruth Oliver Bell; and Grandfather, H. Clower “Dock” Hurst.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Global Vision Baptist Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. A graveside service is planned for Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Cairo Cemetery in Cairo, Georgia. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tennessee and Clark Funeral Home in Cairo, Georgia are in charge of arrangements.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to your favorite charity in memory of Andy.

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